House and Garden UK
If you're worried that your habit of drinking cocktails through straws is contributing to the global plastic problem, you can ease your conscience with this set of hand-blown Murano glass straws by London design consultancy Campbell-Rey
As the controversy surrounding our use of plastic grows to ever-greater heights, one of the prime targets (after grocery bags and food packaging) is the humble straw. We currently use more than half a million plastic straws around the world every day, and they're a significant contributor to landfill waste and environmental pollution. A variety of reusable (and even edible) options are starting to take their place - bamboo is now increasingly used in cocktail bars, and sugar and pasta options are on the rise. But British creative duo Campbell-Rey may just have come up with one of the most beautiful: hand-blown Murano glass straws made by Laguna B, and inspired by the striped mooring poles found in Venice.
The pyrex straws are both deeply luxurious and conscience-soothingly sustainable since they can be washed in the dishwasher and used over and over again. They're available to buy via online lifestyle shop Clos19, which has also created a cocktail bundle you can try your new purchase out on. The set includes Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka and Moët Ice Impérial - all you need to create ‘The Rosadita’ cocktail.
Images: Clos19.com; Instagram @CampbellRey